:- ensure_loaded(library(basics)). :- ensure_loaded(file1). :- ensure_loaded(file2). runtime_entry(start) :- go.
< some foreign/[2,3] facts > < some foreign_file/2 facts > :- load_foreign_files([system(foreign)],[]).
     % qpc file    (A)

Given the above files, the command (A) will have these results:

If for some reason you didn't want to use the -d option to qld, you could achieve the same effect as qpc file by the following sequence of commands:

     % qpc -c file file1 file2
     % qld file.qof library-directory/basics.qof file1.qof file2.qof foreign.o

Alternatively, these commands would work:

     % qpc -c file file1 file2
     % qld file.qof "library(basics)" file1.qof file2.qof foreign.o

Note that moving a QOF file from one directory to another may render its dependencies incorrect, so that the -d option cannot be used when loading that file. If relative filenames are used, a set of mutually dependent files can safely be moved around the directory hierarchy, or to another machine, provided that they retain the same positions relative to one another. In particular, a set of files that are all in the same directory can safely be moved. Using file search path specifications (see sap-srs-fsp and ref-lod) enables you to create alterable paths.